Application Process: Groups 2 to 4
The birthday cut-off date for children applying to the 2s and 3s is August 1; for all other Groups: October 1.
Parent Visits to the School
Once we receive your application, the Admissions Office will contact you to schedule a morning C&C Info Session. This visit will give you a thorough look at our school, including a presentation about our program, a tour of our campus, and a mingling session with current parents. We typically contact families no later than three weeks after receiving completed applications. Please know that Info Sessions tend to fill quickly; if we receive your application after all admissions events are booked, we will be happy to consider your application, but we cannot guarantee that we will be able to schedule a tour for you.
In addition to the daytime tour, parents applying for the 2s, 3s, and 4s are encouraged to attend our annual Open House on Thursday, November 17, 2016, from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. At the Open House, parents will receive a tour from our current 13s (eighth-graders) as well as have the opportunity to speak with teachers and current parents. There is no need to RSVP for the Open House, nor do you need to submit an application in order to attend.
Admissions Lottery, Application Fee, and Child Visits
In order to manage the number of 2s and 3s applications that we receive, we narrow the applicant pool using a lottery system. Toward the end of December, we contact applicant families and notify them of their status. Families will either receive an invitation to a playgroup in January 2017 or a letter inviting them to re-apply in a later year. While we wish we could invite every applicant to a playgroup, the lottery method works to reduce the applications to a reasonable number.
All applicants must submit a non-refundable $75 application fee. If you are applying for the 2s or 3s, this fee enables you to enter our lottery system. Online applicants may submit payment by credit card; mail-in applicants must pay by check. Thank you.
In the interest of public health and safety, and in conjunction with the New York State Department of Education, City and Country School requires all children to be vaccinated prior to admission. You may request a religious exemption to be reviewed (and possibly denied) by the Principal.
A Special Note About Our Application Form
A special note about our application form: Our application has several open-ended questions that will help us to get to know you and your child. Please know that we expect only a couple of sentences as answers to these questions. Our goal is to make the best match that we can between a family and the School. Of course, we also keep in mind our goal of creating a diverse and balanced population.